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Descriptive Writing Poster With Annotations

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: 1 - 7

A poster outlining the main points and structure of a descriptive text.

Use this poster to guide your students through writing a piece of descriptive text.

The poster includes information on what should be in a piece of descriptive writing and an example piece of text.

* A descriptive text uses senses such as sight, touch and sound to give the reader a mental image of an object or event.

* Use descriptive language – be specific and use adjectives.

* Provide sensory details:

  • Smells – aromas in the air
  • Sounds – what would the reader be able to hear?
  • Sights – What can you see – colours, shapes, sizes etc?
  • Touch – What does the object feel like?
  • Taste – describe its taste.


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  • Mona Johnson
    Will you be doing a Bump It Up Wall for Descriptive writing?
    • Tom (Teach Starter)
      Hi Mona, Thanks for taking the time to comment. Please feel free to request a resource at our 'Request a Resource' page. https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Your fellow Teach Starter members can then vote for it and, if it proves popular, we would love to make it for you!
  • Emily
    Love this! Is it possible to make posters like these for all text types? I love how it has an example of the text type and shows the features.
    • Ceri Edwards
      I agree Emily. I think that would be awesome!
      • Jill (Teach Starter)
        Hi Ceri, Thank you for your comment. We actually have a request that is number 3 in our top 10 that you might like to vote for. It is for more text type posters. When it reaches the number 1 spot, our team will start working on it and we will have it available to download asap. https://www.teachstarter.com/request/text-types-posters/ If you vote for the request, you will receive an email letting you know when it is ready to download. Kind regards Jill

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